It is sad that we so often have dreams of a state of happiness, and then awake to find ourselves in a state of misery... it's almost like the mind teasing us, giving us a temporary peek at the things we desire or lack in our lives, and then snapping us awake in the morning just when our desire is within our reach.
As a child I used to dream that I had a Sega Genesis in my room with Sonic the Hedgehog on it. Just before I turned it on to play, I'd wake up. Every time.
Hey, that's the video game generation for you.
It's amazing the effect ice can have on the world.